What is the
National Skate Patrol?
Purpose of the National
With the popularity of the sport of inline skating comes the need for
park systems to allow skaters to better coexist with cyclists,
pedestrians and other park users. One method of accomplishing
this is by establishing a National Skate Patrol Chapter. Inline skaters
have proven effective in monitoring heavy use environments in an
attempt to keep the shared paths safe for all users.
National Skate Patrol Mission Statement
The purpose of the National Skate Patrol is to provide a service to
people using skating areas by:
1. Distributing inline skate safety and education information to
2. Making skaters aware of park etiquette and local ordinances.
3. Communicating with the local authorities regarding injuries.
4. Providing on-site stopping instruction to those in need.
5. Promoting the safe use of areas for all participants.
Skate Patrols are not designed to ticket skaters or pull users from
trails, rather to monitor areas to make recreational activities more
enjoyable for all. In emergency situations, patrollers are instructed
to communicate with local authorities.
The National Skate Patrol (NSP) was a program of the International
Inline Skating Association (IISA). The program is currently being
restructured and reformed as a private non-profit entity.